For anyone interested in the psycho-social dimensions of contemporary US politics, this interview with Gabor Maté is very illuminating.
Also, the transcript: https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/07/gabor-mate-russiagate-interview-transcript/
As the “humanitarian aid” narrative promoted by Elliot Abrams and Marco Rubio combusts, the true motives for US efforts to overthrow the Maduro government become clearer. See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-12/venezuela-s-opposition-to-allow-independent-foreign-oil-drilling for an article that uncritically accepts the prospect of neocolonialism in Venezuela as a positive step.
WSB’s A Thanksgiving Prayer:
I confused a few issues today in class. Just for the sake of clarity, the Bread and Roses strike occurred in 1912 in Lawrence (not Lowell) Massachusetts. See https://dp.la/exhibitions/breadandroses for a basic outline. The IWW (Wobblies) was deeply involved in the strike and included people such as Big Bill Haywood and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (the latter became one of the founding figures of the ACLU).
The Paterson strike, which also involved the Wobblies, was the strike that Jack Reed covered as a reporter. He was almost immediately swept up in events and this was a turning point in his political development. Here is an article he wrote for The Masses, a publication that would be suppressed by the federal government for its anti-war position.
Here’s the cover. Note the name of the artist.
For what it’s worth, here are excerpts from Jamie Johnson’s Born Rich featuring Ivanka Trump.
Also, from the web page promoting her book, Women Who Work. In keeping with the principle of noblesse oblige, Ivanka is giving “the unpaid portion of her advance and all future royalties” to her eponymous charity.
It might be interesting to think about identity-formation and ideology in this context.